LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS

“Lifelong Fitness Culture”. Being responsible for your own health is a reality and leading a sedentary life is no longer an option, if you want to avoid medical intervention and associated costs.

THE SHORT AND LONG-TERM BENEFITS OF KEEPING ACTIVE

Even the simplest movement is advantageous when compared to complete lethargy

The more active an individual can be, the better their health. The Archives of Internal Medicine reports that even individuals age 85 and up who have led sedentary lifestyles their entire life can benefit from physical activity. Furthermore, they enjoy a better quality of life, they are healthier and they live longer when compared to peers of similar age that remain sedentary.  Here are some key short and long-term benefits of keeping active.

When the body is sedentary its muscles need only a fraction, some 15 to 20 percent, of the blood that is circulated by the heart. When active, however, that need increases by up to 80 percent.

The benefits of keeping active are many.

Exercise benefits us all. Sometimes, unfortunately, it seems difficult to allot the time needed for a daily exercise regime.

The British Health Foundation (BHF) recommends starting in small increments. Plan on getting just 150 minutes of physical activity every week then break that into small daily chunks. If you exercise 7 days a week that is just 25 minutes a day! can change your life.

Remember, to get the full cardiovascular benefit from any exercise routine, you only need to invest 25 minutes a day in physical activity.  The goal is to get the total amount of physical activity per week up to 150 minutes. If you go beyond that goal more power to you!